Tribal Art - Aaltjelaan 2 - 8455 JB Katlijk (near Heerenveen) - The Netherlands -

2385 Fertility doll Turkana Kenya

2385 Ekidet-Fertilitydoll Kenya

Carved wooden doll for a childless young married women. At day kept in the top of the hut at night used for role play games as mother and child.

The wooden figure is carved by the girl's father. The miniature clothes - like a married woman- are made by the mother or the girl itself usuing their own beads and leather cut of her cloak. After giving birth of her first child it will be handed to one of her sisters and it so can be kept in the family for many years.

H.73 cm. Wood. Complete dressed with all adornments and original strap.

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